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Old 10-22-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Official AmigaOS Website Launched!

News from Petah via amigaworld.net

In a surprising yet often requested plead for action, Hyperion Entertainment has officially launched an AmigaOS website found at www.amigaos.net. The site, which currently promotes the operating system and some of its many features, also sports screen shots, information about the Amiga range of computers, key AmigaOS applications and the AmigaOS community at large.

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Old 10-22-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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Quite a big site! Very informative, especially for people outside the 'scene'.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:57 AM   #3
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Very informative, especially for people outside the 'scene'.
How? I tried to look for ANY information about localization and input methods, which code pages are used, etc., and couldn't find anything at all. That includes the forum. There's pretty much no technical information.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
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How? I tried to look for ANY information about localization and input methods, which code pages are used, etc., and couldn't find anything at all. That includes the forum. There's pretty much no technical information.
I would say you are missing the point of what the site is all about. You don't go to the site for indepth technical details for coding purposes. The site is basically to market the product, give people an over view of the product and it supplies links and ways to get to the different specialised areas to do what you are talking about.

As an example, you don't go to www.microsoft.com and expect to get coding or sysadmin tipsdirectly from it, Microsoft provides links to technet.microsoft.com for that purpose. The main purpose of the www.microsoft.com site is to show case and talk about their products as a marketing and sales exercise and as a door way to the rest of the information and that is what the www.amigaos.net is for as well.
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I would say you are missing the point of what the site is all about. You don't go to the site for indepth technical details for coding purposes. The site is basically to market the product, give people an over view of the product and it supplies links and ways to get to the different specialised areas to do what you are talking about.

As an example, you don't go to www.microsoft.com and expect to get coding or sysadmin tipsdirectly from it, Microsoft provides links to technet.microsoft.com for that purpose. The main purpose of the www.microsoft.com site is to show case and talk about their products as a marketing and sales exercise and as a door way to the rest of the information and that is what the www.amigaos.net is for as well.
in other words, its useless to people who know what Amiga is and how much their x1000 thingy costs.
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in other words, its useless to people who know what Amiga is and how much their x1000 thingy costs.
exactly. so its clear for what audience the site was created.
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wow,the site looks amazing! exactly what i ever wanted to show to my friends and workmates! this site blows me away, elegant and very well done! thank you very much!
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Default Re: Official AmigaOS Website Launched!

A little generous with the abilities of these machines, but a nice site nonetheless. I find Timberwolf and OWB in their current states (admittedly alpha/beta) to be no more functional than Aweb. Can't use Google products reliably for the most part on any OS 4 web browser, so I end up doing it on my iphone/ipad...

"Powerful browsers are available for everyday website surfing. Timberwolf is the AmigaOS port of Firefox, while OWB is a lighter but still powerful browser."
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exactly. so its clear for what audience the site was created.
It is?
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Default Re: Official AmigaOS Website Launched!

A good website. Much needed for people like me who do not know much about OS4. I was able to quickly learn many things and link to various other places for hardware and software info. I am most surprised by software availability for this OS. Seems like there is quite a bit available. My Amiga experience is mostly 68K still; on Commodore hardware and also via emulation. I have experimented a little with the other 2 main AmigaNG operating systems as well but never w/ OS4. So the new website served its purpose by sparking my curiosity it seems.

So is it good enough for simple home computing tasks? I would mainly need web browser, email, ability to deal with digital camera pictures, I see abiword, gnumeric, pagestream, and Hollywood look good for office type tasks. Is there a good pdf viewer like 68K Ghostscript for it? That is about the extent of what is needed for a family computer.

The 460ex looks like ok hardware. If I did that route then the PCI slot would be consumed with a SATA adapter. It looks like some modern PCIe video cards are supported too. Thus not the worst hardware package in the world for general home computing.

Again, pretty nice website. And I am not even a follower of this OS.
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It is very nice.

I am curious why they don't have any SAM pictures on their scrolly-thingamajig tho.
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It is?
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Default Re: Official AmigaOS Website Launched!

It's a nice site. It's slick and informative, which may attract some non-Amiga customers.

The only real technical information there was the download link for the AmigaOS SDK, it would be nice to see some pricing information or some type of "configurator" for the A1-500, which I assume is available now. (??)

In fairness though, they provide links in the "Where to Buy" section.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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It's a nice site. It's slick and informative, which may attract some non-Amiga customers.
I think most non-Amiga customers are going to wonder why they should spend several hundred dollars on something that doesn't appear to do anything they can't do on a $300 PC.
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I think most non-Amiga customers are going to wonder why they should spend several hundred dollars on something that doesn't appear to do anything they can't do on a $300 PC.
AFAIK there is nothing you can't do on a 300$ PC etc. pp. Who cares? Let them buy their PC.
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